This article was first published in Living the Principles of Abundance & Prosperity Vol. 1.
Q: If God’s my Partner, can I just seed and let him decide what to do?
A: No, because he’s saying to you, “Give me a blueprint of what you want.” Your job is to provide God with the blueprint.
– John-Roger, DSS, God Is Your Partner
I have often wondered why the process of seeding has such a high success rate. The first thing that always comes to mind is that when we seed, the first essential step is for us to get very clear on exactly what it is that we want. When that clarity emerges from us, it sends a very clear message to ourselves and to Spirit—and the energy is set in motion.
In 1993, on my way back from having done a workshop on the spiritual principles of abundance and prosperity in Spain, I was reading a book by Deepak Chopra called Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. Dr. Chopra talked a lot about the “quantum field,” which could be described as the place where modern science meets spirituality.
One section of the book that particularly caught my eye was an explanation about how people realize their intentions. Dr. Chopra laid out the mechanics of his methodology in a way almost identical to the steps we take in seeding. To quote from the book:
1. A certain outcome is intended.
2. The intention is specific and definite; the person is certain about what he or she wants.
3. The person takes an attitude of non-interference.
4. The person expects a result and has confidence in the outcome.
There is no anxious attachment to the result.
Worry, uncertainty, and doubt are the three primary obstacles that prevent us from making efficient use of the power contained in every intention. The power is still there but we turn it against itself. In other words, when you doubt that a desire will come true, essentially you are sending out a self-defeating intention, which the field computes as canceling your first desire.
5. Every fulfilled intention teaches you how to fulfill the next intention even better.
6. At the end of the process, there is no doubt that the outcome was obtained by a definite, conscious process that extends beyond the individual to a larger reality—for some this is God or Providence.
Later on in the book, Dr. Chopra mentions that “being so conditioned by the materialist worldview, all of us tend to look for material results. However, someone who wishes for wealth may actually be desiring the security that they imagine wealth brings, and if that intention is dominant in their awareness, the field might favor an outcome that brought a sense of security rather than material wealth. The feedback produced from an intention is capable of manifesting in unexpected ways, but some result is always produced, however faint.”
Sometimes another perspective with a new twist can help bring clarity and insight. I am grateful to Deepak Chopra for his.
If you could make one thing come true that would change everything for your project, do you know what the one thing would be? One breakthrough client, one technical advance, one testimonial? One achievable change in the world?
For Google, the one thing was a big thing, “we need to be the place people come to search.” But for many sites, many companies, there isn’t a thing. They can’t articulate it. They have no wish. If you have no wish, how can it possibly come true?
– Seth Godin, Ruby Slippers
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